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County Locations: Riverside County, San Bernardino County

Date Posted: February 3, 2020
Closing Date: March 4, 2020

AREA 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR; RIVERSIDE AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES sought by University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) in Moreno Valley, CA.

Duties: Instruct 4-H volunteers participating in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension (“ANR”) programs on best practices in positive youth development that lead to life skills development in youth. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings in developing youth oriented culturally relevant programs to solve complex societal problems. Develop educational content in the areas of science, healthy living, civic engagement, and leadership targeted to life skills development in youth. Collect data and conduct mission-oriented research and teach extension education that advances the mission of the ANR. Conduct applied research designed to solve locally relevant problems and ensure positive youth outcomes in 4-H program participants. Identify and consider the needs of all relevant major clientele groups in planning, developing and executing applied research and education programs. Provide reliable information and build research-informed networks to address issues of county, regional and statewide importance in the state of California. Provide leadership as a liaison between international stakeholders, campus-based researchers, Cooperative Extension campus and county based academics, and clientele and colleague groups such as school systems, service providers, non-profit organizations, public policy agencies, foundations, and community-based organizations. Conduct and report regular needs assessments to identify priority issues or problems relevant to the local clientele groups being served. Work with both English and Spanish speaking stakeholders. Supervise Two: 2.0 FTE Community Education Specialists II.

Send Resumes to: Pam Tise, University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618.

Requirements: Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Human Development, Child Development Education, Youth Studies, Ethnic Studies, Agricultural Education (including Food Science or Textiles), International Agriculture, Environmental and Resources Sciences, or a closely related field. Must have experience or academic knowledge in: Transferring research-based principles to program and research design methodologies; Working with international stakeholders; Ability to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish; Experience working with low-income youth, underserved ethnic populations (particularly Hispanic/Latino youth), their families and communities; Applying low-literacy, low-income and culturally/ethnically relevant principles to extension and research programs; Education of others through independently and collaboratively developing reports, one-pagers, briefs, and presentations to communicate and extend information in an understandable manner; Collaborating and networking with other governmental and non-governmental agencies, youth serving organizations, industry groups, underrepresented groups and interested individuals; Working with diverse populations and bridging cultural differences; Developing a curriculum for multicultural audiences; and developing and delivering science, healthy living, civic engagement or leadership education in out-of-school time programs to multicultural audiences.

*The required skills requirements can be demonstrated through previous employment, training or education.